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Germany plans spectrum auction after O2, E-Plus deal decided

Wednesday 2 April 2014 | 16:18 CET | News
The German networks regulator has accelerated plans to auction spectrum in the 900 and 1,800 MHz band. The current licences are scheduled to expire at the end of 2016, and the Bundesnetzagentur aims to auction the new permits at the end of this year. A public consultation is open until 11 April on the auction plans, and a hearing is planned for 05 May. A final decision will depend on the outcome of Telefonica O2's proposed takeover of E-Plus, on which the European Commission is expected to decide by the end of June. The BNA will then finalise the spectrum auction terms in the third quarter,

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Companies: E-Plus / Europese Commissie / O2 / T-Mobile / Vodafone
Countries: Germany
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